I will be volunteering in South Africa and Swaziland this year in the St Lucia area from May 24, 2014 to June 7, 2014. We will be working with children in an orphanage teaching English and basic sanitation, hygiene and nutrition through games and activities, renovate and revitalise the sometimes run-down facilities with fresh coats of paint, new play equipment and the construction of bathrooms or kitchens. The volunteer work also includes helping build and install sustainable farming units which allow for families and, in particular, single mothers to start a micro business and through this gain employment and income for their family. We will also construct houses and bathrooms for less fortunate families in need. In addition, we will be working with the national parks authority areas of conservation within the wetlands area in the observation, capture and release of crocodiles, the counting of crocodile eggs as well as feeding and cleaning the enclosures of the smaller crocs and alligators. We will also work with Cheetahs and Leopards in a rehabilitation, breeding and release program; preparing the food, feeding the cats and constructing new enclosures for the breeding pairs.
I believe this trip is a calling for me from God. I've never felt so eager or confident to do something like this. I can't explain the feeling, but it is overwhelming and this is something I need to do! I cannot wait to serve our Lord, Jesus Christ, by helping those He loves. This is God at work; there is no way I would ever be able to do this on my own and I believe He will be with me through this journey every step of the way. I am so excited to see God at work in South Africa! It would be much appreciated if you could help out a little bit with the cost of the trip by donating any amount. Otherwise, your encouragement, support, and prayers mean a lot. This is going to be a life changing experience! Thank you and God Bless!